Review Shooter: Swamp Thing 2

Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Yanick Paquette√ā¬†
(Review by Ryan Hancock)√ā¬†

Swamp Thing #2. Wow. Just simply, wow.

Scott Snyder will never cease to amaze√ā¬†me. His writing is superb and is easily one of the best writers in√ā¬†comics right now. In many comics, too much dialogue can be√ā¬†frustrating, but Snyder uses it perfectly. With this second issue,√ā¬†Scott finishes up all of the explaining necessary and from here on√ā¬†in, it seems like it’s going to be one awesome, horrifying ride.

I can’t put into words how much I love√ā¬†Canadian Yanick Pacquette’s artwork. Although he draws the faces of√ā¬†Alec Holland and other people pretty well, his strength is when he’s√ā¬†drawing the frightening scenes. No one can draw a better√ā¬†axe-swinging, backwards head woman. I promise you that. And that one√ā¬†double spread page half way through the book, when the old Swamp√ā¬†Thing warns Dr. Holland of what’s coming…chills. So much detail,√ā¬†and so creepy. It will make you cringe.

I will be the first to admit, I have√ā¬†never read or even known anything about Swamp Thing. I’ve heard Alan√ā¬†Moore’s interpretation of the character was classic, but other than√ā¬†that, I really know nothing. So when a Swamp Thing comic was√ā¬†introduced into the New 52, I had no interest at all. Then I heard√ā¬†Scott Snyder was writing it, and I thought I would give it a try. Do√ā¬†yourself a favour and do the same. It’s so much more than your√ā¬†typical superhero comic. There’s a very dark story being created√ā¬†here, and you should jump on while it’s only at issue #2.

Are you an Animal Man fan? If you’re√ā¬†reading Animal Man and loving it, you NEED to get Swamp Thing as√ā¬†well. Both are equal in the creepy factor, and both scared the s**t√ā¬†out of me! Also, there is a crossover coming between both of these√ā¬†series and it is finally starting to be hinted at in this issue.√ā¬†Mention of ‚Äúthe red‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúthe green‚ÄĚ are constant throughout√ā¬†the book, and it’s only a matter of time before the storylines√ā¬†intersect.

Enough of me rambling. Go out and see√ā¬†for yourself. You will love it.

New Reader Accessibility: 4 ‚ÄĒ This is√ā¬†only the 2nd issue of the series, and this is where most√ā¬†of the story is explained. You really don’t need #1 to know what is√ā¬†going on.

Recommendation: Buy it ‚ÄĒ If you are going to pass on this comic,√ā¬†do so at your own risk. This is going to be one of the better stories√ā¬†of all the new 52.

Earl Rufus

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